Getting to Know Reading and Writing Workshop [Video]
by: Sarah Palazzolo, LS Curriculum Dean
The language arts program in Lower School at Shorecrest is based on a balanced literacy approach that couples instruction of strategies and skills with authentic reading and writing experiences. In workshop settings, true differentiation is possible as students are taught through read-alouds and mini lessons, while teachers model all that good readers and writers do. This learning is scaffolded with shared and guided practice, and then students independently apply what has been taught as they read and write in authentic contexts.
Readers engage with many genres of reading, including personal narrative, realistic fiction, poetry, historical fiction and informational texts. Students learn to read, react, respond to, and engage with texts individually, with partners, and in small and large groups. In writing, students apply what has been taught as they plan, draft, revise, edit and publish their work, writing independently and with partners to produce texts with an audience in mind. By the end of their Lower School experience, students have acquired strategies to support future academic success, a passion for learning, and a lifelong love of reading and writing. In short, they emerge as confident and exuberant readers and writers.
Sarah Palazzolo, LS Curriculum Dean, gave a presentation recently to parents explaining more about the Reading and Writing Workshop approach in Lower School. View a video of her presentation here.
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